As seen on the Master Surveillant Mindset Series on NorthWest Digital News! The show runs every Tuesday on the NorthWest Digital News Facebook page:
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I retired from the Phoenix Police Department in 2012 after 20 years of service. From 2005-2012, I served with the department’s Major Offender Unit, assigned to the Repeat Offender Program’s (ROP) Surveillance Team. I also served as a provisional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Clandestine Drug Laboratory task force member for over seven years. Previously, I served on the Homicide/Drug Task Force, and as a Detective assigned to the Phoenix Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Bureau. I am an accomplished surveillant professional with 25 years of surveillance experience in thousands of physical and electronic surveillances involving private, corporate, and criminal cases including homicide, drug and human trafficking, Organized Retail crime (ORC), burglary, robbery, auto theft, and fraud.
I was a certified instructor with the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training (AZPOST) board in Homeland Security, Street Drugs, Physical Fitness, and Crime Scene Photography. In addition to normal duties, I developed and presented seminars to various private sector and community groups on law enforcement issues as well as provided in-service training for law enforcement agencies, and Arizona Superior Court Personnel. I am also an adjunct instructor for the Maricopa County Community College District instructing in Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs, and previously Search & Seizure courses. I am a member of ASIS International, the largest association of security professionals in the world.
In 2009, the Arizona Retailers Association awarded me the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for my dedication towards combating ORC. I have worked extensively with retailers across the U.S. to successfully investigate, arrest, and prosecute repeat offenders involved in retail theft. I am a board member of the Arizona Organized Retail Crime Association (AZORCA) and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS International.